Current Courses

Courses are continually added in various locations throughout the year. Visit the Training Partners page of the Master Naturalist website to find out when a course may be offered in your area.

Click here for Florida County map. Each link below contains detailed course information.


Freshwater Systems

  • Brevard (1/6-2/17/18)
  • Collier (3/7-4/11/18) Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
  • Gulf (2/13-4/3/18)
  • Miami-Dade (1/9-2/6/18)
  • Nassau (11/28-12/7/17) Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
  • Orange (1/19-2/24/18)
  • Palm Beach (1/16-2/27/18)
  • Sarasota (1/23-2/9/18) Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.

Coastal Systems

  • Charlotte (1/11-2/15/18)
  • Collier (1/9-1/30/18) Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.
  • Lee (11/15-12/13/17)
  • Pinellas (2/9-1/30/18)
  • St. Lucie (10/23-11/20/17) Registration Closed
  • Volusia (2/2-3/9/18) Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.

Upland Systems


Environmental Interpretation


Conservation Science


Wildlife Monitoring

  • Awaiting 2018 course schedules

Habitat Evaluation

  • Awaiting 2018 course schedules

Coastal Shoreline Restoration

  • Pinellas (11/29-12/1/17) Course Full. Contact instructor for wait list.




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UF/IFAS OCI

OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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    Gainesville, FL 32611